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The '''United States of America''' ('''USA'''), commonly referred to as the '''United States''' ('''U.S.''') or '''America''', is a federal republic composed of 50 U.S. state|states, the Washington, D.C.|federal district of Washington, D.C., five major Territories of the United States|territories, and various United States Minor Outlying Islands|possessions. The Contiguous United States|48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean|Pacific. The Territories of the United States|territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. At 3.8 million square miles (9.9 million km2)
Year1983 | title = Progress in Language Planning: International Perspectives | publisher = Walter de Gruyter | page = 195 | isbn = 90-279-3358-8 | url = https://books.google.com/books?id=x9KoAkzfVqIC&pg=PA195 | accessdate = December 27, 2011}}{{cite book | last = García | first = Ofelia | year = 2011 | title = Bilingual Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective | publisher = John Wiley & Sons | page = 167 | isbn = 1-4443-5978-9 | url = https://books.google.com/books?id=bW6V__K95ckC&pg=PT167 | accessdate = December 27, 2011}} |footnote_b = {{note|engfactobox}} In five territories, English as well as one or more indigenous languages are official: Spanish language|Spanish in Puerto Rico, Samoan language|Samoan in American Samoa, Chamorro language|Chamorro in both Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Carolinian language|Carolinian is also an official language in the Northern Mariana Islands. |footnote_c = {{note|areabox}} Whether the United States or China is larger has been List of countries and dependencies by area|disputed. The figure given is from the U.S. Census.
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